Braiding Conflicts to Build the Perfect Climax with Angela Knight

Pacing-Tension Braiding Conflicts to Build the Perfect Climax with Angela Knight

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  1. Characters
  2. Description/Setting
  3. Structure
  4. GMC
  5. POV
  6. Voice
  7. Worldbuilding
  8. Writer's Life
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The basic building blocks of romance fiction are conflicts: internal, external, and romantic. Strong conflicts drive readers to keep reading in order to discover who wins.

No matter how beautiful the writing is, if the conflict isn’t strong enough, the reader will get bored and go read something else. Great conflicts, on the other hand, can turn a book into a bestseller and an author into an autobuy.

New York Times bestselling author Angela Knight explains how she designs conflicts for maximum punch, then uses them to construct a climax that is both unpredictable and powerful. She provides students with worksheets they can use to design their own conflicts, then determine how to resolve them in an emotionally satisfying way.

She will also provide a character creation tool and plotting grid.
Lessons in this month-long online class will be posted on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. They include:
  • Introduction: The importance of Conflict
  • This is your brain on Storytelling
  • Planning your conflicts: Inner, outer and Romantic
  • Internal Conflict as the heart of Character
  • Romantic Conflict
  • External Conflict
  • Constructing the Plot
  • Arcane Heart Grid
  • Writing the Turning Points
  • Dissecting the Climax of Arcane Heart
  • Writing the Climactic Fight Scene
  • Climactic Fight Scenes Pt. 2
  • Conclusion and HEA
*** On Tuesdays and Thursdays, students may email scenes to Angela for a critique and suggestions. These won’t be shared with the class. ***
Angela Knight
Start date
Aug 2, 2021 at 9:00 AM
End date
Aug 29, 2021 at 1:00 AM
Registration end date
Aug 4, 2021 at 1:00 AM
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This was my first Savvy class that consisted entirely of reading daily posts. I was a tad leery, to say the least. But Angela was thorough, detailed and offered her own thought processes with a book of hers so I could see exactly how she put her lessons into practice. I found I needed to set aside some solid time to read and absorb the long lessons (some were more than 30 pages printed out), so I was often behind. But each lesson has me rethinking my approach to my current book. GREAT STUFF!
This is one of the best writing courses I've taken, and I've taken quite a few. As others have said, her critiques, lectures, and worksheets are invaluable. Angela was very generous with her time and quick to respond to questions and emails. I highly recommend taking this course.
Fabulous class! The level of detail and attention that Angela puts into the lectures is outstanding. Her critique combined with the lectures and worksheets makes this course invaluable. I will be returning to these materials again and again!
The critique alone was well worth the price of the class.
This class was awesome.